Wendall Thomas is a leading Los Angeles-based developer, writer and lecturer who has written and developed projects for companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, Showtime, PBS, A&E, NBC and Scottish Screen. She has taught in the UCLA Graduate Film School since 1996 and has also worked in Los Angeles as a casting director, director’s assistant, script reader, story editor, development executive, entertainment reporter and script consultant.
She has consulted and mentored for Arista, the ACE Producing Program in Paris, Screen South’s Good Foundations Plus program and the New Zealand Film Commission’s Rewrite Workshops. As a lecturer, she has worked throughout Europe for the Arista Screenwriting Workshops, the Welsh and Northern Irish Film Commissions, the Folkstone Literary Festival and Screen South.
She has presented lectures for the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ’s Script to Screen and was opening speaker for the Santa Fe Screenwriting Conference in 2009 and 2010. Recent student/client films include Any Day Now (Winner Audience Award Tribeca 2012), The Truth Below (MTV Films 2011), The Space Between (USA Films 2011) and the upcoming Republic of Two (2013).
Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, this series of Australian seminars is exclusive to Melbourne.
This year’s talks include:
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